1978 Carole Bayer Sager – …Too

Carole Bayer Sager was born in New York City to parents Anita and Eli Bayer. She graduated from New York University, where she majored in English, dramatic arts and speech. She had already written her first pop hit, “A Groovy Kind of Love”, with Toni Wine, while still a student at the New York City High School of Music and Art. It was recorded by the British invasion band The Mindbenders, whose version was a worldwide hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard magazine Hot 100. This song was later recorded by Sonny & Cher, Petula Clark, and Phil Collins, whose rendition for the film Buster reached number one in 1988. She also had a minor career singing songs as well: her biggest hit was her 1977 single, “You’re Moving Out Today” which reached #6 in the UK and #1 in Australia.

Sager’s first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager, which included the #1 international single “You’re Moving Out Today”, a song which she co-wrote with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts.(Paul Buckmaster provided horn and string arrangements for the album.) The album went platinum in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It was followed by …Too in 1978 and a third and last album, co-produced by Burt Bacharach, entitled Sometimes Late at Night (1981), which included a top 30 hit single “Stronger Than Before”, later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan.

Tracks

1  To Make You Smile Again (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester) 3:04
2  It’s The Falling In Love (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster) 3:54
3  Peace In My Heart (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester) 3:27
4  Shadows (Alice Cooper,Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 2:11
5  You’re Interesting (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 4:04
6  There’s Something About You (Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch) 2:47
7  It Doesn’t Add Up (Carole Bayer Sager, Johnny Vastano) 4:06
8  I Don’t Wanna Dance No More (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster) 3:54
9  One Star Shining (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:37
10  I’m Coming Home Again (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 4:45

Media

Musicians

1 To Make You Smile Again

Piano Marvin Hamlish
Sax Nino Tempo
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager

 
2 It’s The Falling In Love

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Michael McDonald


3 Peace In My Heart

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Jim Gordon
Guitar Thom Rotella
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Piano Melissa Manchester
Background Vocals Melissa Manchester


4 Shadows

Piano Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals Alice Cooper
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts

 
5 You’re Interesting

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Craige Doerge
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Steve Porcaro


6 There’s Something About You

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Marvin Hamlish


7 It Doesn’t Add Up

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Ira Newborn
Guitar Johnny Vastano
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Keyboards Craige Doerge
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Brenda Russell


8 I Don’t Wanna Dance No More

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone George Bohannon
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


9 One Star Shining

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Richie Zito
Piano Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals David Lasley
Background Vocals Luther Vandross


10 I’m Coming Home Again

Bass Richard Davis
Bass Jim Hughart
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Ira Newborn
Piano Michael Rubini
Piano Skip Redwine
Percussion Alan Estes

Liner Notes

Coordinator (Production) – Jill Harris
Engineer – Bob Merritt, Brooks Arthur
Engineer (Additional) – Ira Leslie
Engineer (Assistant) – David Latman
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Producer – Brooks Arthur
Record Company – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records